Blueberry Crumble

Image © Katie Quinn Davies

The weather in Sydney this week has been fr-fr-freeeezing in the mornings and evenings and the house I'm living in at the moment has no heating, actually most houses in Sydney I've been in have no heating even though it gets pretty darn cold here in the winter... Anyway, I thought what better a dessert to make on such a chilly day as good, old-fashioned blueberry crumble, it's not exactly going to win any Michelin stars or the nobel peace prize for recipe innovation, but it's quick, easy, and very comforting on cold days, I think too it's also one of the first things I ever learned to cook in Home Economics class in school years ago (thanks Mrs Gilhooley)...

To make the one above, I used:

2 x boxes of frozen blueberries (I'd normally use fresh but in winter here they're up to AUD$10 per punnet *eeeeek*)

2 x tbsp caster sugar

120g (1 cup) plain/all purpose flour

160g (2/3) chilled butter

135g (3/4) brown sugar

A handful of rolled oats (optional)


Preheat your oven to 180˚C (350˚F)

1. In a bowl place the flour and into which add the butter which is chopped into little cubes, rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in your brown sugar.

2. Into an ovenproof dish add the blueberries and sprinkle with the caster sugar.

3. Scatter the crumble mix on top and finish with a handful or two of oats. At this stage sprinkle another spoonful of brown sugar on top and place in the over for approx. 40 mins until the crumble is browned.

4. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.